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    December 8, 2013
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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york. i'm jonathan betz with today's top stories. [ singing ] >> south africa begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prey and reflection. >> south korea expands its air defense zone raising tensions in asia >> and the heartland takes a hit from storms. today it's headed for the east coast [ ♪ music ]
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>> remembering nelson mandela. today was a day of national reflection. there was no bigger church or congregation than the people at the catholic church in south africa. [ singing ] >> the sounds of soweto, of a nation on what is not just another sunday. [ singing ] >> the congregation of the biggest catholic church in this largely christian country celebrates nelson mandela in song and prayer. similar services in all faiths are held across south africa in a day of reflection. >> we gather here to thank god for his life. we thank god for the blessing he bestowed on this world through the life of madiba. >> this church holds a special
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place in the history of antiapartheid movement. it was a sanctuary for protesters, sometimes violated by the police. >> so why do you think police threw tear gas inside the church to get them out. it was very bad. >> father sebastian shows us the bullet holds from the battles years ago. >> we could have had them filled, but it's a reminder why the church was important. >> that's what the congregation heard - remember nelson mandela, but move forward. >> he's paved the way for us. we have to walk on the path. >> it's important to remember nelson mandela liberated south africans. he liberated us from pressive
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>> res onnating for those old enough to remember the fight and those too young to know him as anything but legend. >> he's died. we don't know what's coming >> does the future worry you. >> yes. everyone is in the street celebrating. how do we sustain that and translate them? >> nelson mandela will not be laid to rest for another week. today, in houses of worship across the country, south africa began the long goodbye to the man known as the father of this country. >> there are many more events across that country. let's go nick, live in south africa. there has been so many memorials and tribunal utes. what has been happening?
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we spent most of the day at an th service. we saw jew, muslims and whites. it's important to note that the segregation that the country saw for decades was not only against blacks, but also indians. i spent a lot of time with an indian family. and they talked about how they had to use their own buses. they were segregated as you and i saw photos in the '60s. it was 20 years ago. it was moving for me to talk about their children. they gave me an opportunity, and i was in a woman's house and he showed her children's graduation photos and she was proud that her kids had the opportunity to go to a diverse school and university, and they grew up in an intergrated neighbourhood and schools. that is what nelson mandela's
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legacy is - whether you're black, white, indian - they had the opportunity that parents didn't have in the last two y have the opportunity to integ grate. all the people i talked to said nelson mandela touched me, gave me the future that my parents never had. nelson mandela wanted to create a country of diversity. a lot thank him. >> the morning just beginnings. nick schifrin live in johannesburg. many gathered in los angeles to pay respects. he visited the city after being released from gaol. brian rooney is in la. how are the people there remembering nelson mandela? >> this is one of the most prominent, probably the most prominent black church in los angeles. a lot of people met nelson mandela, thought and prayed
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about him. they feel a connection to him. they have several services this morning. one dedicated to nelson mandela. the music is fantastic. i'd like to take a moment to take a listen to it. [ singing [ singing ] >> and, of course, there was words of remembrance from the pu pulpit about nelson mandela. >> he dismantled from his prison sell. the giant and the ungrateful wronged giant of apartheid. he disassembled it and brought about hope and liberation not only for himself, but peace-loving people throughout south africa.
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>> people felt a connection to nelson mandela here. many met here. we spoke to a paritioner who has been here 27 years. one of the most memorable days of her life is when she met nelson mandela. >> i will always remember is that. what is a blessing to meet this gentleman. the one who told us to forgive. the hardest thing to do in life is to forgive. he told us to forgive. the most important aspect of our life. to forgive and move on. yes, he's my hero. he's my ta ta >> she, by the way, you may be able to tell from the accent, is from africa. i asked the senior pastor how you can remember nelson mandela in one day or hour of a sermon. he says really what you have to
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do is remember him and memorialize him for the rest of your life >> brian rooney in los angeles. nelson mandela was a boxer with a love of sports. the legendary freedom fighter had one regret in his life. we'll talk about that later. >> moving to increasing tensions in asia\. south korea announced an overlapping the one announced by china, harry fawcett has more. >> south korea's announcement may be about invisible lines in the air, but they extend over disputed areas of land and sea. this is a submerged rocky reef, home to a research operation and under their strategic control. south korea has asserted its
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right in the air above >> translation: the new korean air defense zone is modified to be in line with the country's flight region, which does no overlap with other country, it includes the air space over the waters. >> the new korean zone extends into the chine chinese one and overlaps that of japan. the government in seoul says it will not impose rules requiring foreign aircraft to identify themselves until december 15th, allowing for consultation with neighbours. >> translation: we believe if will not impact our relationship with china and japan as we try to work for peace and cooperation in north-east asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with vice president joe biden.
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the u.s. state department declared itself on the same page as seoul. china which released pictures of exercises said an ex-attended zoneway have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction and would stay in consultation with seoul. >> south korea has wanted to extend its air zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex it could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict. >> here to discuss south korea's latest move is brigadier mark kendall. general, thank you for being with us. >> sure. >> okay, what do you make of the move by south korea. why do you think they did it now? >> it was a smart move to make
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it clear and explicit where south korea believes their territorial rights extend into. that way they don't wake up having china declare an area that they suggest belongs to them, having korea requiring to respond. it clarifies the situation. although your headline says it increases tensions, it may decrease tensions because everyone's positions are clarified as of today >> go further with that. why do you think this may decrease tensions here? >> well, in many ways china has said that they are not trying to create instability, that this is an extension of their territorial right. it gives them an opportunity to stand behind the statement and that it's a coordinating measure, and they are not trying to extend their ability to influence the regions. it allows everyone to understand where the lines are drawn, and
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allows everyone to understand where the identification zone start and ends, and that clarity may reduce the tensions rather than increase tensions. >> vice president joe biden was in asia. do you think the u.s. had input into this move by south korea. >> we have a mutual security pact with korea. i can't believe south korea would have done this without close consultation with the vice president or the military staged in south korea. it will be surprises were that not to have happened. >> clearly they are having a lot of behind the scenes negotiations. long-term, do you think this will decrease tensions and solve the crisis? >> as i said, it could decrease the tensions - reduce tensions. the next step is in china's hands. they want to push this further. china wanted to accept the new status quo and move on from
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there. the ball is in china's court. if there's going to be increasing attention it will come from the chinese side. >> it's been a game of chest for weeks. thank you for your insight today >> tensions were high in thailand after the main opposition party resigned. the party says the people no longer accept the elected government. five have been killed and hundreds hurt since protests began last month. they are demanding the prime minister resign. >> protesters in ukraine toppled a statue of lenin. several statues have been removed from kiev. this is the largest demonstration by far. many are outraged that the government is rejecting talks with europe to keep close ties with russia. tim friend has more. >> it they poured into square
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they know the demonstration has to be big and loud to sustain the pressure on viktor yanukovych. on the edge. crowd young men prepared tactics for the worst outcome, another violent confrontation with riot police. a few streets away officers lined up. last week there was chaos, many injured in a place charge. now there's a standoff. riot police at the ready at one end of the street with shields and trudgeons, and at the other, protesters with their flags. they are waiting in preparation. everyone hopes there won't be the repeat of last week's violence. a solitary priest hopes his presence will bring calm. >> >> translation: i hope a new president will be elected and
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the blood of our youth will not be called. >> they have occupied government buildings but face a deadline to leave by tuesday morning. no one is in a mood to give in. >> i want a new government that listens to the people and doesn't treat us like animals. >>. >> we are here to fight for our lives so kids are brought up in a good country without corruption and where everything is fair. >> viktor yanukovych believes he has support to survive, with backing from moscow. the protesters realise the crisis has reached a crucial moment. >> and still ahead on al jazeera america, the latest on the major winter storm that's killed at least four and causing problems across the united states. selling gold - an olympic medal
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won any jesse owens at the berlin games is auctioned off. nelson mandela was a boxer, but admitted to having one regret in his life. that story ahead when al jazeera america returns. >> this is what we do... >> america tonight next only on al jazeera america
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i'm phil torrez. coming up this week on techknow. >> shots fired. a neighborhood under attack. >> last warning, okay? i don't want to put you in handcuffs. >> now the innovative technology that can spot a stolen car parked in the middle of a city block. >> there were multiple gunshots fired. >> it can track a gunman thousands of miles away. >> if you can track it then you can predict it.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera i'm jonathan betz. the nation's heardland took a beating from a major winter storm. today that storm is headed for the east coast. they are expecting snow, ice, rain from washington to boston. it knocked out power and grounded flights from texas to ohio. >> a severe gold snap is blanketing much of the nation's midsection. freezing temperatures and slick roads making for dangerous continues. in lewisville texas an ice patch sent the driver of a pick-up out of control, flipping it over a
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guardrail into the icy waters. the driver was killed in the crash. rescue teams called in to lift the pick-up tluk -- truck from the freezing lake. >> from texas to oklahoma, turned over trucks, traffic backed up for miles, black ice forcing drivers to creep along roadwa roadways, and some people are braving temperatures and walking. >> the back roads are really bad. >> the freezing weather knocking out power. some 400 flights cancelled at fort worth, passengers setting up camp on the floor. >> the weather will hold until after the weekend. i'm going to hunker down. >> a foot of snow fell in parts of illinois and ohio. the storm stretched far north into minister s and north dakota
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recollects where temperatures say temperatures hover above zero. a second storm in the west setting lows to los angeles and california. in the bay area several died from hypothermia. back east there are not many cars on the streets of new burg, indiana. one young woman making the best of the blast, lacing up her states and taking to the streets. >> that says it all, when you can iceskate on the streets, you know it's a cold, bad stom. >> it's really creating treacherous conditions, particularly across i-80 and i70. we are seeing nothing but snow, all the way back to indiana and across the up of michigan. if you travel there, take it easy on the roadways. the encentre is across the indecent. you can see the snow pushing to
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the north across portions of illinois, on into indiana. it's a slow go along i-80. this is the scene in philadelphia. great fans out there. chilly 28 in philadelphia. nothing but snow. three inches of snow during the time of the game. by the end of the night they could see six inches of snow. we are looking at mixed precipitation. i-95. you have to take it easy, the snow making its way into new york city. travel at the airport is nasty. jfq, la guardia, newick. looking at delays. there was a stop in philadelphia due to ice and snow. airplanes can't take off in the ice. we need to keep that in mind. call your provider ahead. don't head to the airport and be stuck, unable to get home.
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call your airport provider. we have storms across virgin. i81 will be treacherous all the way from mary land down to rowan okays. if you are travelling again, folks there beicing the planes. it's a mess. look at the temperatures. new york city at 33, philadelphia 28, washington 30. textures will plummet below freezing. this is the philadelphia international airport. they are deicing the planes, they are grounded due to the snow, rain and ice. it will switch to rain tomorrow. as for tonight and tomorrow, take it easy. >> back to the other top story, remembering nelson mandela, the freedom fighter said he had one regret. that he never became is bombing
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world champion. he never made a name in the ring, but he inspires at the gym where he used to train. nick schifrin has more. >> this street once hosted apartheid's bloodiest battle. today it thanked its famous resident for winning the fight. the protest songs, ice-cream sellers hocked in two languages. in a white corner stephen canta thanked nelson mandela by teaching a different kind of fight. he was a champ and teaches kids to box because nelson mandela had him. >> he instilled to me that i must do this job. >> nelson mandela urged stephen canta to help his community. stephen canta teaches kids to take anger out in the ring not
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the streets. >> we live in apartheid. i want to show other children how much they need in life. >> nelson mandela loved boxing and considered it an outlet for stress and anger. whilst running the first law firm he trained here. today it's the soweto ymca. >> i used to get in trouble, so i started boxing. >> what kind of trouble? >> you know. >> young men from soweto train in a modern space. when nelson mandela boxed the ring was made of concrete. [ inaudible ] >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela. >> thanks to nelson mandela's south africa's fight is kept inside. ring. >> it's changed, all the
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fighting. >> right here, the equipment that nelson mandela would have used. >> out back a security guard showed me equipment nelson mandela would have used. mem bris -- memories of a boxer who showed a different fight. is >> and michael is here with sport. i didn't realise nelson mandela was a boxer. >> a good boxer. >> let's turn to the nfl. adrian peterson, minnesota vikings, was carted off the field with an ankle injury after a tackle by arthur brown. he won the vible player award. he was questionable to play due to a groin injury. he was the leader with 1200 and 8 yards. history made in park city utah.
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the united states had all three podiums in a world cup world cup bob sled event. el-lana my exercise aja evans took home gold, jaumie grooubel and lol low jones tie toed silver. both of those are track competitors. >> one of the four medals won by jesse owens at the 1936 olympics in berlin sold for $1.46 million - the highest praise paid for a piece of moik memorabil memorabilia, shattering the $865,000 paid for a silver sup won by the winner of the first modern day marathon in 1896. >> still ahead - enter a world beyond your imagination. the cutting edge of computer
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imagery. >> and it's called over the river, a project with a $20 million price tag, but it has environmental groups power of the people until we restore outraged.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at the top stories. >> people across south africa and the world are honouring the legacy of nelson mandela. religious services are being held across the globe to remember one of our greatest leaders. >> increasing interpretations in asia over the disputed islands. south korea announced new air defense zones, overlapping that of china. >> a cold snap is gripping much of the nation. several deaths have been linked to freezing temperatures. the driver lost control of the vehicle. a major storm is moving east, bringing messy conditions and airport delays from virginia to new england. the freedom to marry outside the race was part of the south
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africa that nelson mandela dreamed of. mixed race marriages was unheard-in the '80s but are still seen as abnormal. >> this couple is married. nelson mandela fought to end inequality and racial segregation. couples today doan have to hide their relationships. being a mixed race couple still have challenges. >> people have accepted that we have merged, but not this close. so it's okay to work work someone and, you know, have cove with them. when it gets personal it's a bit weird. so that's what i think, people have not really tried the closeness, lived with you, touched you, eat with you. that's what i find is uncomfortable tore some. >> they say racism is a problem. some blacks don't like blacks,
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and some whites don't like blacks. they hope it will change. >> one of our friends at our wedding was watching the table in front of him. there was whites, blacks, coloured and he was like, "man, i wish all of south africa would be like this." my response was, "that's my south africa." for some it's not like it. >> the ban on mixed marriage was scrapped. it signalled the end of white rule and nelson mandela's release from prison. nelson mandela died on thursday, people are living cards and flowers at his house. this used to be a white neighbourhood. you used to see only black as gardeners. the reconciliation is still a work in progress. nelson mandela will be buried on
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sunday, 15th december. it's up to south africans to make nelson mandela's dream a reality. >> to talk about the historical context of nelson mandela and the antiapartheid movement we are joined by william werger, a history professor at the california university in los angeles. you studied south africa. when authorities look back at nelson mandela, since he did come with controversy, what do you think they're going to say. >> i think they'll say he was a significant leader in the anticolonial struggle in the "40s and "50s. he was an inspirational leader and he was an important political figure post 1990 in bringing about a democratic south africa that has been stable since his release from prison. >> there has been comparisons
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made with nelson mandela and gandhi, george washington. do you think that is fair? >> they are reasonably fair. as to its significance, it has to be put into context with other people that has to be put he has to be compared with other people, but as an inspirational figure he's up there with gandhi. >> do you think his work has been overshadowed - sorry, the work of others has been overshadowed. he was part of a movement. many others fight apartheid during that time and lost their lives? >> i think so. he was a founder of the african national congress youth league in 1944. those people called for self determination. there were a large number of them. there were others like olivier tambo and the president of the a.n.c. during the '60s, who died
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and perhaps was killed by the south african government. a person with home your viewers may be aware of steve, murderedered in 1977. >> as we move forward and look at south africa and the issues and problems do you feel the legacy and mess age has been >> the legacy, and it goes back to the same people who fathered the youth league. south africa must be a place in which there's self determination. it goes back to the congress, going back to all who lives within it, everyone that participates in the governing structure. >> thank you for your insight. we appreciate it. >> french president issued a veiled warning to the leader of the central african republic. francis hollande warned it would
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be tough to keep central african republic's president in place given the worsening violence. 400 bodies have been found in the capital in the past three days. 10,000 fled the city. everyone has been ordered off the streets bar peacekeepers and bars. some images from this report may be disturbing. >> french soldiers on foot patrol in bangui. this is new to the city, and welcomed by many. they are here to reassure people at the moment there's no food or medicine. there's little the french can do about the growing sectarian violence between muslims and christians. >> we muslims have been here for 200 years. they are killing us every day. anti-balaka militias killed 260 people. they slaughtered us. >> this is where many christians are sheltering.
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they are close to the bangladesh -- bangui airport under the protection of french soldiers. there's be 2,000 more soldiers here son, heading to different parts of country where hundreds of thousands lost their homes. too late for the people in this hospital, evacuated after attacks by fighters in a mainly muslim seleka group. >> the hospital is empty. it used to treat hundreds of people. what happened here on friday night and the early hours of saturday is horrific. >> seleka forces went inside and dragged out injured people, killing at least 10. nine months ago the rebel group seleka marched into bangui. bringing thousands of foreign fighters. the man who led the rebellion is
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holed up in the base. and will not accept this his power is slipping away. >> how can you call yourself a head of state, of a country you have no control over. >> translation: it's too much to say i have no control. i control my men. the men i can't control is not my men. there is score settling after 10 years of francois bozize, all the crimes he committed that he's not answered for. >> anti-balaka includes members of the arm any of former president francois bozize. al jazeera learnt that they are outside bangui waiting for reinforcements. the people here are waitin for the next big battle. this time around the french and african forces have a chance of preventing for bloodshed.
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>> a team of u.n. weapons inspectors arrived in iran to tour a nuclear facility, the first time they've visited the site in more than two years. president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to roll back its enrichment of uranium, which it uses to generate nuclear energy. the program could also build a bomb. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible ke any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you ask me what is the likelihood that we are able to arrive at the end state i was describing earlier, i want say
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it's more that 50/50, but we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other powers will meet to discuss implementing an great on the program. hassan ni says the deal that lists sanctions has helped his country's economy. >> controversy over the latest project by artist christo. he'll spread fabric high above the arkansas river. some say it will damage the eco >> it's called "over the river", and this is the river, the arkansas in south central colorado. what christo wants to do is suspend hundreds of huge panels of silvery cloth, six miles of it, in eight sections along a 42 mile stretch of the river. his drawings show how the sunlight will filter through the fabric. christo says the best way to see it will be from underneath on
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the raft drifting through the canyon. >> there's 3,000 rapids. spectacular to see it from within the space created play of life passing under the fabric, reflecting up, not down. worked on, "over the river" for 20 years, they needed permission because the promote is in protective land. chri christo is raising the $50 million by selling works which he makes by hand. christo and his wife, jeanne-claude became known for controversial problems, each unique in its own way. >> the project is in the mind of
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thousands trying to stop us, s. i say you are part of the project, willing or not willing, you relate to the project and created the energy. stereo christo says he and jeanne-claude travelled all over the rocky mountains scouting 89 rivers before deciding this one, the arkansas was perfect for the project. critics of "over the river" say it's anything but the ideal location. >> it's on the scale of a mining operation. >> ellen bauder is the vice president of roar, standing for rags over the arkansas river. they are taking legal action trying to stop "over the river", saying the work will damage the landscape. >> it's a major construction project in an area of critical environmental concern. >> christos team said they'll minimise the damage. others say they'll support the
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project. i think it will create tension for this part of colorado. i think it will do a lot to put this area on the map. >> assuming christo wins the final round of legal wrappingling, construction will take two years. when it's completed "over the river" will be up to two weeks. christo is famous for outmanoeuvring his opponents. at 82 years old "over the river", could be one of his last works. >> a potentially major breakthrough in a fight against cancer. doctors in new orleans say an experimental treatment could mean a cure for people with leukaemia. it's a gene therapy altering white blood sells. doctors say the success rate has been stunning. >> well, it looks like the ultimate video game console.
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scientists at the university of illinois are taking 3d computer imaging to the extreme to better understand their research. we have this report. >> in this stunning 320 degree cavern data comes to life. numbers transform into a flight to the service of mars. known as the cave-2, this large-scale environment as dreamed up by computer scientists at the university of illinois in chicago. think of a project room and a war room where you hank up pieces of paper and photographs and you tape them to the wall. you can see a lot of data at the same time. today data is stored in ers. rather than print them out we wanted electronic walls where you can display information.
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the cave-2 can transform skype tists using data from an mri. it can provide critical underings of how depression manifests in the mind. >> you have a different perspective like "alice in wonder land", where you can be big or shrink down the rabbit hole. >> researchers say the applications are seemingly endless. interdisciplinary collaborations are at the heart of the mission, taking zeros and ones, and bringing them to life. >> in 2009, nasa funded the endurance research project to study extreme underwater s. the team dropped a 600 million robot into lake bonny, using sonar to collect data. >> we had the robot running
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sonar, sending out pings through a fault layer, making it tricky. >> universitiry of illinois peter doran headed up the exhibition. >> we can head up a digital map. it's a dataset. >> that data processed inside cave-2 is providing key insights into what kind of life can be sustained in icy bodies of water beyond the planet. >> europa has an icy shell. it's almost certain to have an ocean. this is a small-scale analogue to what that life might be. whenever you find water, you find life. >> cave-2 and visualisations are one small step for computer skype tists and a leap for explorers and researchers. >>. >> i know it's meant for science, but it looks like it
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will be great to watch tv on. >> michael eaves will run down the big game. >> hundreds gather to mark a 33rd anniversary of nelson mandela's death. more when we return.
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every sunday night al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. an act of terror then a rush to justice for pan am flight 103. >> the eyes of the world will be
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on us. >> an investigation under scrutiny. >> it looks nothing like him. somebody's telling lies. >> this was a miscarriage of justice. >> did they get the wrong man? >> there's something else going on. >> a shocking documentary event begins with: the pan am bomber on al jazeera america presents. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with a quick look at the top stories. >> people across south africa and the world are honouring the legacy of nelson mandela. religious services are hold across the globe to remember one of the greatest leaders of our time. increasing tensions in asia over disputed islands in the east china sea. south korea expanded its air
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defense zone to overlap with one announced by china. it goes into effect next week >> a cold snap is gripping the nation. self -- several deaths have be have been linked to the weather. >> messy conditions and airport delays. >> hundreds gathered to remember johnnon on the anniversary of his death [ singing ] >> fans met in central park to honour the former beatle. toward marking 33 years since he was shot to death outside his apartment building. people gathered at strawberry field, a favourite spot renamed in memory of him.
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>> michael is back with sport. nfl games are getting critical. >> there's a handful of games. people are jockeying for important position. there's only four weeks remaining in the schedule. we had teams solidifying play-offs. others are trying to call one out. both scenarios are in play as the philadelphia eels hosted the lions, the eagles entered the game tied with the cowboys. dallas hosted a tie break erg. the lions head up north. they had more than their opponent to worry about as mother nature showed up in the form of a snow tomorrow. nothing could stop the players, mccoy with 217 rushing yards, including runs of 57 and 40 yards. the eagles rushed for 299.
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nick foles got in on the party, taking one in from one yard out. eagles winning 44-20. joining us from philadelphia is john henry smith. this is a big game for the teams, but the eagles on top. >> absolutely. 34-20 is the final here from philadelphia. we have receiver nate here with us, kind enough to join us after a difficult day. thanks for joining us. you can't see from up higher on tv, but on the field this snow is very high. is this representative of how bad it was out there? >> 100%. it was thick, that's what we knew we were going to get. once i came out for warm-up, we instituted that we have to be smooth so we stay on the feet. we did a good job of that, we had good clats in the shoes, but
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it didn't help us enough. >> what is the post mortem on this game? went to the looker room with confidence. philly came out firing, they made the tough plays in spite of weather that we didn't make. you have to give them credit. they played a full game. that's something we didn't do. consistency is something we'll have to hit on. >> is it surprising that cheedy mccoy was able to make the cut that he makes in the second. first half look the like he was running in six inches of snow. in the second he looked like he was running his normal style. >> i think he made his mind up that he was going to get back to how he runned the ball. initially players are taken aback in the snow trying to figure out footing. i don't know if he changes cleats, and he made cuts and it gives him an advantage.
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when you play in weather companies -- conditions like this, it's tough on defenders. he did a good job. >> lions - 7 and 6. green bay run and have aaron rodgers coming back. how much is the loss and what is happening in green bay - how does it change the race going forward? >> it doesn't. we said one we got too the late we don't want to focus on other teams. we have to win. that's ultimately what it comes down to, if we win and play how we play it doesn't matter what in else does. we are not concerned looking at other teams, figuring out the positioning of play offs, we are losing focus. >> they say teams are not built to play in weather conditions like that and not built for the play-offs. after this games, do the lions if the the stereotype? >> i don't think so.
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in the beginning the conditions were worse for everyone. snow was coming down heavier and the temperature of the body drops. it was a clear representation of what it will be like. we played well. we played a better first half than them, we didn't play the duration of the game. anyone that wants to question if we are an outside stadium team. i would have to differ. we didn't play consistently enough, if you want to question that, i might agree with you. >> you guys have three games left, the ravens next week, and the giant. both of those at home. you finish up in minnesota. certainly it will be games, must-win situations if you want to make the play-offs. thank you for joining us, safe travels home. that was nate with us here in philadelphia as the philadelphia eels defeated lions 34-20 taking
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a more commanding position. we talked about the lions schedule, the eagles - they'll finish the last game of the season with dallas, chicago and minnesota. >> john henry smith live in philadelphia. thank you so much. let's go to the afc where the indianapolis could maintain a title if winning to the broncos, or a win over the bengals, who are yet to lose at home. both teams carrying 8-4, the winner has a leg-up on the race for the number three. cincinnati took control, jumping to a 24-0. andy dalton finishing. coming up later we have some even crazier games to show you with wild finishes. all throughout the nfl, and a lot of the time the snow had a
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lot to do with it, including adrian peterson hurt in a game >> snow is the most striking thing. it's unbelievable. >> still ahead - the latest on the major winter storm that killed at least four people and is creating dangerous conditions across the u.s.
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winter is here. maybe not officially. take a look at the snow coming down across much of the country all the way from iowa back into illinois, across portions of michigan, also making its way into the ohio valley and the i-95 corridor, where folks are travelling. you really want to use precaution on the roadways around washington d.c. where there's mixed precipitation. across the south-east it's rain, heavy rain coming down along i-20. across the southern portions of louisiana, around new orleans, where there's a dense fog advisory in effect. if you travel along i-10, you want to use precautions.
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on this side i should move to the other side of the screen so you can see the dense fog advisory across southern louisiana. back to the main weather story, being the snow, rain and freezing rain. there's a 50 car pile-up across portions of pennsylvania state turn pike, we looking at the snow having a major impact, pushing up the i-95 corridor, witching to freezing drizzle tracking to the overnight, hours. in addition to that a switch over to rain in the morning. this is philadelphia, and we are looking at 4.5 inches of snow. in philadelphia, a winter storm warning and portions of mary land down to rowan oaks. travel treacherous across the roadwa roadways. again, take it easy.
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i'm jonathan betz, here are the stories al jazeera is following at this hour: a steefr cold snap is gripping much of the nation. several deaths have been linked to the freezing temperatures, including the driver of a truck that lost control after sliding off a bridge in texas. messy conditions and airport delays from virginia to new england. >> increasing tensions it asia over the disputed islands. south korea is expanding its air defense zone obvious lapping with one announced by china, and going into effect on december 15th >> people across south africa and the world are honouring the